A 100-year-old patient has re-opened a Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care practice in Wolverhampton following a move to a new site.

George Baker was chosen to open the Dudley Street practice and received a gift voucher and flowers as a thank you from Scrivens.

‘I was a bit startled and wondered why they would choose me. They have got to know me over the years. I have dealt with Scrivens since I moved to the Midlands. They have all been first rate and always very polite and very efficient,’ Baker said.

Baker was born in London and moved to the Midlands in 1983. He worked in the gas industry, starting as an apprentice and retiring as a technical officer in charge of training apprentices, and also served for six years in the army.

Practice manager James Hartree commented that the Scrivens practice had moved a short distance from its Lichfield Street site to a new store in a busier location.

‘We wanted to mark the opening in style and George was an obvious choice. He has been a loyal customer for many years, is still fit and active, and a real gentleman,’ Hartree said.

The new site features the latest digital eye examination equipment and an updated range of frames, which included designer brands.